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. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that. twitter.com/c-spanwj,an.o facebook.com or e-mail at journal@c-span.org. "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the expression of freedom worldwide. mitt romney urged other nations to emulate the free economy and suggested that the obama leadership in the middle east has been inadequate and reactive. this is a short piece to start us off from the president at united nations yesterday, talking about the middle east. [video clip] >> i believe that this message must be rejected by all those who respect our common humanity. i have made it clear that th
: i believe president obama gave a statement yesterday where he said it would work with the libyans to bring the people who attacked the embassy to justice. u.s. marines are going to the embassy in tripoli, but that is window dressing. i think the libyan government pose a real desire for america to be engaged in libya. i am sure there will be an effort to track the group behind the attack. libya is facing a similar challenge to morsi. libyans are devout muslim people. in fighting gaddafi, many happen to be more hard-core islamic fighters. i think the libyan officials in government are struggling with that. their tendency is to blame events like the death of ambassador stevens on gaddafi loyalists. that is probably the case. host: thank you for your time this morning. we appreciate it. from the washington post, a florida pastor is asked to withdraw film backing. what should the u.s. response be? patty on the republican line. caller: i think we should -- i do not think we should apologize. this is just a ridiculous move to blame a silly little film. the president goes out and apologiz
on this monday, september 17, 2012. president obama traveled to ohio today to continue touting his efforts for the u.s. auto industry. he will make an official complaint with the world trade organization alleging china is undercutting the american automobile industry. former massachusetts governor mitt romney takes its campaign to california today to speak? the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce. the anti-muslim video sparking debate in this country and others about whether government can or should control internet content. we want to get your take on that question this morning. the white house asked google to review its policy on the video. some calling it an unusual step and perhaps unprecedented from the u.s. government. what are your thoughts on best? -- on this? tweet. a or contact us on facebook. or e-mail us. here is the front page of the business section of the new york times this morning. a similar article was also in the washington post on sunday -- excuse me, on friday. harold is a democrat in ohio. should the government be controlling content on the web? caller: i don't think so
that is the best way to go right now. >> we will take you to kent state university where president obama is campaigning in ohio. it is just about to get underway. ♪ ♪ [cheers] >> hello, kent state! [cheers] hello, ohio. well, let's begin by giving brian a big round of applause. [applause] i think he has some talent. he may be going places. he sounded good appear. - up here. i also wanted to acknowledge your outstanding congressman who is here. and your mayor is here. and his wife is here. it is good to see all of you. thank you. thank you. now, let me say this. unless you live under a rock or you did not pay your cable bill, you probably are aware there is an election going on right now in ohio. i was telling the story about my campaign manager, and he was visiting with a young couple. they had a beautiful son. for years old. there was a picture of me on the wall and they were excited. they said, sammy, who is that? he would say barack obama. what does barack obama do? he thought about it for a man and then he said, and he approves this message. -- a minute and then he said, he appro
for obama four years ago is he promised to bring us more honest government. i've been around politics. [inaudible] the government in washington right now is permeated by cronyism, outright corruption and regulatory agencies, protecting the people they are supposed to be regulating. doesn't matter if you're in the tea party or occupy wall street, people see the government is working for the powerful interests and people who are well connected politically and not connected to the regular person. we have this great opportunity. [inaudible] one way to compromise is when government is no longer seen as this -- where our tax dollars are not being put to work for us but for the people who are politically involved. you have cases like solyndra which i talk about, eric holder is probably the most corrupt attorney general that we've had ever in american history. and i think it's something that can resonate with the american people about these promises. nancy pelosi, who was supposed to give us the most honest congress -- i'm opportunistic that my recommendation would be clean house immediately.
is the single best model for that. so our >> president obama is saying at the white house as the u.s. would work with the libyan government to bring justice to those who killed ambassador chris stevens and the other three americans. the administration is investigating whether the assault was a planned terrorist right to mark the anniversary of 9/11, or spontaneous attack brought on by anger over a youtube video. in four weeks, the first of the presidential debates, live on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. watch and engage. coming up, rallies with president obama in las vegas and paul ryan in wisconsin. >> on thursday's "washington journal," co-host of the radio show, tavis smiley and cornell west, will discuss the issue of poverty and a presidential race. we will talk to congressman scott garrett about the economy, and a look at reactions to the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. washington journal begins live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> up until the battle of antietam, the confederates were honor roll. because expectations in the south, even in the north and abroad were that lee
the world. i supported president obama's directive to provide whatever resources are necessary to keep our personnel in libya safe. i'll continue to monitor the situation as we learn more about mr. mcconnell: madam president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: we learned yesterday and are receiving reports this morning of the attacks against the united states embsy in cairo and the u.s. consulate in bengazi in libya. in libya, our ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the service of our nation. our thoughts and sympathies today are with the families of these brave americans. these attacks remind us of the sacrifices made on a daily basisaway foreign service officers, diplomatic security personnel and our marine security guards. i joi my colleagues in strongly condemning the murder of these innocent americans, and i strongly support employing every available tool at our dissal to ensure t safety of americans overseas and to hunt down those responsible for these attacks. yesterday, we commemorated the anniversary of the attacks of septemb
do that again, they will have a successful effort for president obama. for republicans is their ground game for the undecided voter. for democrats, it is trying to get out the vote. unions, minorities, women, students -- try to reinvigorate their base to get out be sp 5 vote a year ago. >> tim burke, chairman of the democratic party in hamilton county -- give us a sense of the political demographics in york county and how it is changing. >> this county is almost 50-50 now between the two parties. the state of -- cincinnati is very heavily democrat. the outside of the city, the rest of the county, leans more republican. we feel very good about what the democrats are going to do and how president obama will perform in the county this year. we believe hamilton county will go blue again. we have already got eight offices open for president obama. we have literally got hundreds of volunteers on the front and going door-to-door every day. >> alex triantafilou from the republican side -- hamilton county, what are the demographics? >> the demographics have shifted. his assessme
. we voted 32 times to repeal obamacare. obama does care more than i can say for some. we had time for voting to repeal obamacare 32 times, but didn't have any time to offer serious fixes to the economy. and i just want to mention that president obama, to his credit, has done, i think great and excellent work in offering solutions. they simply have been ignored. it's really kind of sad when you think about the fact that the president has offered real serious and important solutions to the problems of the nation and yet they really have not been seriously addressed. for example, the president called us all here and talked about the american jobs act. this is a great piece of legislation. but you know, mr. speaker, we never even had a vote on it. we never even had an opportunity to say who wants the american jobs act. it was simply something that the republican majority in the house wouldn't even address. the fact is, there were great ideas in this bill. and i want to talk about those ideas, because i think they would really do a lot of good. it includes a national infrastructure, a
will expire at the end of this year unless court re-authorizes it. president obama has identified re-authorization of the fisa amendments act as the top legislative priority of the intelligence community and request congress to extend the law for five years. h.r. 5949 is a bipartisan piece of legislation to do just that, extend the fisa amendments act to december 31, 2017. foreign terrorists continue to search for new ways to attack america. foreign nations continue to spy on america to plot cyberattacks and attempt to steal sensitive information from our military and private sector industries. they are committed to the destruction of our country, and their methods of communication are constantly evolving. we have a solemn responsibility to ensure that the intelligence community can gather the information it needs to protect our country and protect our citizens. this bipartisan bill ensures that our country will be able to identify and prevent threats to our national security without sacrificing the civil liberties of american citizens. i urge my colleagues to join me in support of t
obama will make a statement at about 10:35 this morning, joined by secretary clinton in the rose garden, commenting. we will be watching that, and we will find out more where that we -- you can find out more on c- span.org. let's go to the house now. but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, madam speaker. the meeting with hundreds of constituents and dozens of small businesses this summer, one theme emerges repeatedly -- the price that american families and small business continue to pay for the near collapse of our economy. earlier this year, new examples emerged of manipulation that was harmful. in some cases potentially illegal by wall street, new york, and fleet street in london. financial interests continue their assault on even modest reforms in the dodd-frank financial legislation protections for consumers and for the financial system itself. now, clearly elements are a little overly complex and not perfect, but in part that's the result of aggressive ac
span, c-span radio, and online at. in a few moments, president obama's speech to the un general assembly. in half an hour, mitt romney is that the clinton global initiative. after that, a discussion of relations between the u.s. and pakistan. >> watched and engage with c- span, including our live debate preview starting at 7:00. post-debate, your reaction and comments. follow our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> president obama's speech to the u.n. general assembly include comment on the video that sparked protests in the muslim world, iran's nuclear program, and violence in syria. this is half an hour. >> i have the honor to welcome to the united nations his excellency, barack obama, president of the united states of america. >> mr. president, mr. secretary general, fellow delegates, ladies and gentleman, i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. chris was born in a town called grass valley, california, the son of a lawyer and a musician. as a young man, chris joined the peace corps, and taught english in morocc
. he urged speaker boehner to abandon the grand bargain talks with president obama. "the new york times" reported in 2011, "ryan appealed to representative cantor to cut off negotiations between the speaker and the white house because he didn't feel the terms of the emerging agreement adhered strictly enough to his conservative principles and the deal might politically benefit president obama." so, it is not a secret that the ryan budget both hurts the middle class and does nothing for deficit reduction. the only people who would benefit are the very wealthy, and god bless them. they're doing well in america, but as recent statistics just showed, they're the only people gaining income. and one other thing i'd like to add about mr. ryan here: he seems like a nice man, nice family, but his recent speeches have just been so revealing, and he did the same thing yesterday once again showing he has learned nothing from the mistakes he's made in the last few weeks. when it comes to the big debates facing our country, paul ryan either has an extremely poor memory or has a tendency to play fast
on c-span, president obama back on the campaign trail today in ohio. stops this afternoon. early voting begins in ohio. we will have the president's remarks this afternoon live it 5:40 eastern. next week, watch and engage with c-span as the presidential candidates made in the first debate from the university of denver, our live debate preview begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern. the 90 minute debate with questions focused on domestic policy. after the debate, your questions, comments, and tweets. >> september 11, 2001, was a day that changed my life forever. it changed america's life. i'll go through a power point presentation that will outline the account, the historical account of the attacks as things happen that day. a lot of things happened very quickly. i will do my best not to ramble on and go too fast. i will ask you to sit back, clear your mind, put yourself in that room, and you get a real sense of what it was like to get the top of the food chain, the national command authority as a nation of 300 million americans was attacked by 19 al qaeda terrace. >> if more from retired lt. carl
. this is the mechanism that mr. obama's health care plan has for controlling costs. and really what it is it's 15 appointed bureaucrats, each making $165,000 a year work no congressional oversight, whose only purpose is to reduce medicare spending. so if the medicare budget goes up too much and is over the limit, these guys in washington are going to decide what to cut. they're going to decide if, you know, you deserve a p.s.a. prostate test or a mammogram or a colonoscopy. they're going to decide that they may not pay for that. i mean, if we don't act, this board could begin making these kinds of decisions as soon as 2015. and denial of payment for care is going to really lead to denial of care for our patients and our seniors. i don't really think it's fair for the washington bureaucrats who know nothing about the patient to be making decisions. i'm used to taking care of patients, sometimes you have to make some difficult decisions. but those decisions have been made between, you know, the physician, the patient and the family. not some bureaucrat in washington who doesn't know the patient, ca
that president obama put forward was the goal of doubling our exports. we all know that he very much wanted to do that we as members of congress came together after a decade and we finally were able to successfully pass market opening opportunities for u.s. workers to sell their goods and provide our services in panama, colombia and south korea. it took us a long time to get there. i know that it's easy to point the finger of blame but the fact is, we have been ready far long time this institution was ready for a long time. democrats and republicans alike. and we were finally able to get the legislation up here from down on pennsylvania avenue and we were able to make it happen with strong bipartisan votes on all three of those agreements. mr. speaker, with recognition that opening up markets around the world for u.s. goods and services is a gee way to create jobs here, again, as we debated the panama, colombia and korea trade agreements, there were members on both sides of the aisle who stood up and argued on behalf of those agreements, we now have before us what i believe is a no-brainer but tr
on this floor many times criticizing the obama administration but the obama cradmrgs through secretary salazar and the department of the interior is in favor of legislation that does what this bill and the senate bill hope to do. while i have differences with them, i certainly congratulate them for recognizing how important this legislation is. so with that, mr. speaker, i urge adoption of the legislation and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5987 as amended? those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3's being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended -- mr. kucinich: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? mr. kucinich: i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having risen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rul
general, and it was an approved plan at the highest levels of the obama appointees. i think it is only fair, when the attorney general over and over again has been the face of this investigation, the one held responsible for the gun walking, to put on the record what you have found with respect to the attorney general of the united states. you have indicated they you receive cooperation from the highest levels of the justice department in doing your investigation. >> yes, we receive the documents that we ask for and is indicated, other than a handful of individuals who refuse to speak with us, we generally were able to speak with everyone wanted to. >> did you speak with the attorney general of the united states? >> we did. cracks may ask you, did you find any evidence that attorney general holder approved of the gun blocking tactics that are under investigation by this committee? >> as we outlined in the report, we found no evidence that the attorney general was aware in 2010, before senator grassley letter, of operation fast and furious and the tactics associated with it. glaxo he co
, a disapproval resolution on the obama administration's waiving of some welfare work requirements. over in the senate, work continues on a veterans' jobs bill with procedural votes coming up shortly in the senate. they're live on c-span2. later this week in the senate, they will take up a continued federal spending for fiscal year 2013 which begins october 1. the house passed that bill, their version of the bill last week. the current fiscal year ending september 30. now live to the house for morning hour here on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. september 19, 2012. i hereby appoint the honorable steve womack to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 17, 2012, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recogniti
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